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HHM: The Family and Living with Disabilities

We are in the prime of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15- Oct 15) and what better time to address issues involving disabilities within the Hispanic community. The Hispanic culture is lauded for its passion and strong ties within la familia. … Continue reading

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People-First from a Personal Perspective

Coming from a journalistic background, I knew all about the power of words and the importance of wording. When I first started at NARIC and was introduced to People-First Language, I understood the notion but the ethos of the community … Continue reading

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KTDRR Upcoming September Webcast

The NIDRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) will host a webcast presented by Dr. Marcel Dijkers on Assessing the Quality and Applicability of Systematic Review (AQASR) September 18, 2013 from 3-4:30pm EDT. AQASR is a … Continue reading

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Exercise Guides for People with Disabilities

If you’re interested in free information on how to live healthily and exercise with disability, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) offers guides to exercise for people with disability. NCHPAD’s guides range from Pilates for individuals … Continue reading

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People-first: Language of Progress

People-first language isn’t just semantics; it’s a way of referring to people with disabilities without intentionally or unintentionally expressing negative and disparaging attitudes. By using people-first language, we acknowledge the person (first) rather than the disability. “Over the years bloggers, … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. As many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis making it the most common autoimmune disease in the United States. Psoriasis occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed the growth cycle of … Continue reading

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ESPN’s Carry On: Brotherhood, Struggle, Success within Disability

ESPN recently aired “Carry On: Why I Stayed”, a follow-up to its 2009 documentary “Carry On” featuring  Cleveland-native high school wrestler’s Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton. In 2009 the sports network’s cameras followed both young men and chronicled their journey … Continue reading

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Custom Strides

Bespoke Innovations, Inc. is on a mission to bring an individualized, human aspect to prosthetics for people who have congenital or traumatic limb loss. Bespoke designs “Fairings”, specialized coverings created using three-dimensional scanning that surround existing prosthetics, to capture every … Continue reading

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Iris Halmshaw: Pint-Sized Picasso

Three-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw has set the art world abuzz. Iris has autism and is non-verbal, but her paintings speak volumes! Iris is just like any toddler—carefree, dancing in her own little world, but she struggles to interact with others … Continue reading

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Living with SCI: A Legless Summer

Pascale Honore and her sons Morgan and Tom are hitting the road this summer on what they call a “Legless Summer” trip. The 50-year-old Australian native remembers growing up along the coastal town of Elliston, doing what she loved—surfing. That … Continue reading

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